Suez Canal Current Affairs, GK & News

Suez Canal

Suez Canal is a manmade waterway that connects the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. It is one of the most heavily used shipping lanes and 12% of the world trade happens through this canal. 30% of all container ships in the world pass through this route. The canal was constructed in 1869 and was ..

Japan proposes alternatives to Suez Canal

In April 2021, a container ship called “Ever Given” blocked the Suez Canal. This stopped more than 400 ships from transiting the canal. This caused a global trade loss of 9 billion USD. It was popularly called the Suez Canal Blockade. Background The Ever Given Cargo ship was owned by Shoei Kisen Kaisha. It was ..

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What is Suez Canal Blockade?

A container ship called the “Ever Given” recently ran aground in the Suez Canal. This blocked more than 400 ships from transiting the canal. The blockage created huge impacts on global trade and is referred to as Suez Canal Crisis 2021 or Suez Canal Blockade. Impacts of the Blockade The Cargo ship was headed from ..

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IAF Chief to visit Egypt for bilateral talks

The Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhaduria will embark a four-day visit to Egypt starting on December 24, 2019. The aim of the visit is to strengthen long-standing relations between India and Egypt. Highlights During his visit, the chief has scheduled to visit operational and training establishments of the Egyptian Air Force. Also, he will ..

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Egypt launches Suez Canal expansion

Egypt has launched a major expansion of the Suez Canal. It was inaugurated by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a lavish ceremony held at port city of Ismailiya ( located on west bank of canal). Suez Canal expansion project The project was started in August 2014 for the expansion of the Ballah Bypass from ..

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